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started. (women) it makes people feel good, you know. (woman)that's why i take it. (cesar gaviria) the us and europe are not doing enough. you cannot put all the responsibility on us. we are doing an extraordinary sacrifice. you need to look at the policy you have in place. (woman) it's not what you get told. i mean, we just get told that it's bad for you. (man)it's bit of a good fun. we get it pretty much everywhere in london. woman) some people take it because it makes them feel good. (man) i used to take it. that was my choice. >>as long as there is demand for the use of cocaine whether it be in the usa, europe or other parts of the world, then it will be produced and it will supply the market. for the casual western recreational user of cocaine, i think you should need to confront the fact that the supply chain of your ah, preferred commodity, is a very dirty supply chain, and that has human, financial and social costs. (women) it's like drinking and smoking isn't it? (man)i don't really like alcohol and cigarettes. (women) it's sociable. and as much as you can take. (man) i'm only
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> hello and thanks for joining us on a special show on climate change. long before hurricane sandy came along i wanted to take a closer at climate change so we can better understand how to protect ourselves from the consequences of global warning. if you're not convinced--if you're not convinced, you will be, i hope, after watching this show. my first guest is scholar richard muller. he joins us to tell us once and for all what exactly made him change his mind. and then bill mckibben. the day after the election bill hit the road with the "dodo the math tour. and finally filmmaker ken burns he's back on the show with his perspective on that other manmade disaster, the 1930s dust bowl. but first up richard muller joined by his daughter elizabeth. together they founded best, the berkeley earth surface. they have shocking facts about the impact global warming is, and how we can mitigate the carbon output of other countries most notably china. it's great to have you on the show. you made the case, but at the end of the day the real challenge is staring us right in
. publically, he promised the country that he will use whatever power he has to present another shooting like this. and on nbc's meet the press, california senator dianne feinstein promised he will have a bill to work with. >> a bill to ban assault weapons. it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. >> feinstein said that bill will be introduced on the first day of congress, both in the house and in the senate. more bill press is coming up after the break. live in our chat room. you can join us there at current.com/billpress. come away armed with facts and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them that you're put on this planet for something more! i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action for themselves. as a human being that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ music ] broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "t
in a "washington post" op-ed this weekend. impose a tax on financial transactions. it will give us up to $100 billion a year, fail on a sector that has generateed enormous unwarranted profits for very few but benefited from huge bailouts the regulatory help but by and large escaped responsibility for their role in the financial cataclysm we're still struggling with. with me, dan gross author of "better, strong, faster." and brian beutler and eric bates. what's your take on this? how severe will the harm be to the economy if we do not have a deal by december 31st. >> the macroeconomic harm is not going to be that great. our economy is adaptable adjustable. these things take place over the course of a year. for some people it is a cliff. the payroll tax cut will expire. if you're a working person, you're losing $40 to $50 a week immediately in your first paycheck. the unemployment benefits will expire. if you're dependent on that, your income will fall off the cliff. if you're someone who listens on dividends and financial gains, the fact that tax on those will rise will not put a crimp in your
somewhere there is an app for that.% slick car service for everyone, and here to tell us how it works. but first we start with auto desk ceo carl bass. welcome on the show. >> thank you. >> this is one of the ubiquitous companies in this country that people know little about. >> we make software for design and engineering foreentertainment. so our software is used to design cars, design medical products design most of the buildings in the built infrastructure, and probably least well-known is that our software is used to make movies and games. >> when you talk about movies, games and buildings some of the most iconic design in cars, technology give us example of some of the partnerships that you have that people may recognize. >> sure, almost every video game in movies, "avatar"," working with jim cameron. we're working on "avatar 2" with him. if you look at visual effects. every year there are five nominees, and we've one of the five nominees have been our customers. i was in china recently on top of one of the towers and there is one of the guys who run our operations in china. all
business. then finally you heard of the $100,000 laptop. then now the $20 laptop. rob nail joins us with a tool that might revolutionize education the way we know it. first we go with nick bilton with what to expect in 2013. thanks for coming back on the show. >> thank you so much. >> gavin: here we are 2013. >> 2013 all right? >> gavin: life moves on and nothing we can do about it unless technology figures that out. what are the biggest trends that are going to define this remarkable year 2013. >> i think we'll finally get chips in our head, and we will not have to speak to people. we'll just communicate. you and i will do an interview just like that. >> gavin: the year of the google glasses. >> yes. you will start to see those next year. they're going to be released in the developer version next year. there will an couple of thousand of them out in the wild in the beginning of january. ail see these nerds having conversations with them. >> cenk: are you one of those nerds? will we expect to see you like this? >> i'll test it out, i don't know if i can go that go that far wearing a
democracy do you think people would let corporations like google shift $9.8 million in taxes away from us or $2 billion in taxes all over the world away from themselves an on to us? that wouldn't happen in a democracy. but in our form of government the people who are served, the people who are represented are the one who is are the largest donors. if you look at how much google gave president obama as an example they gave $737,055. they were his third largest donor. weird how they get to get away with all those tax avoidance schemes. of course, they're not the only ones and the republicans do larger tax avoidance schemes. the guy who invented some of those tax avoid avoidance schemes. son of boss, killing the tax codes one way or another. on the upside democrats have unions donating to them, too, so they need to be balanced between workers and their bosses. in fact, according to the associated press the estimate of how much they spent on democrats in the 2012 cycle is $400 million. now, what is interesting is where president obama is going to come out on this issue. they've got a lot of m
that it would be difficult to ratify an u.n. treaty that is based on existing u.s. law. but then again you might not have met the modern republican party where ideological zealots rule. on july 26 1990, president george bush sr. signed the americans with disabilities act. the bill passed the house and the senate with only 34 legislate34legislators total opposing it. yet today 38 republican senators voted no on the u.n. treaty that would extend the ada to the rest of the world. inclusion six who had voted yay on the bill in 19 ott. this was sufficient to block it. the treaty was adopted by the united nations six years ago and has since been ratified by 126 countries, just not the united states. even a last-minute appeal by former senator bob dole himself a disabled veteran, as well as every major veterans group and even the chamber of commerce could not sway senate republicans. but this is what has become of the republican party. a party whose views often dissend to the lowest common denominator and defined by paranoid fears of the u.n. that are devoid of any fact whatsoever. so one could underst
their voices against harsh new anti-labor laws. >> right to work has got to go! >> he wants to turn us around make $10 an hour, what are we going to do for our families? >> jennifer: preach it, sir. despite the uproar outside the capitol, inside it, the republican-led legislature still passed right-to-work legislation today. that legislation would muzzle the union voice in michigan by taking away the requirement that everyone who's in a union shop should pay union dues. you might ask why is that a big deal. well if not everyone's required to pay you're going to have people who enjoy the advantages of a union better pay and better benefits environment but who don't contribute to the union's survival at all. this only works if we're all in it together. and more than that, this law is going to starve unions of their funding. from a political perspective in this democracy that is their power. there are actually two separate pieces of legislation. first applies to private sector employees like autoworkers. second one is publi
was levi strauss. now, 140 years later 450 million pairs of jeans are sold every year in the u.s. alone. now, you would think with that volume, the manufacturing process would be totally mechanized but actually a lot of it is still done by hand. a typical pair of jeans is made from 15 individual pieces, someone has to oversee cutting all of those pieces and sew them together and as you can see in this discovery channel documentary, the seams get ironed out flat then the zipper and the rivets are attached and finally, because who wants new-looking jeans they get distressed. workers put them on giant rubber legs that get blown up like balloons and then they give some rough treatment to them so they really look like they came out of a california mine. now, that discovery channel documentary might show satisfied workers happily doing their jobs but the truth is that kind of work is really hard. it requires a lot of tough manual labor. and for that, american companies have gone overseas and specifically to bangladesh. that c
in a good, serious debate over the issues of the day. you can join the debate any time by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. we lost one united states senator yesterday. senator dan inouye from hawaii. we got a new united states senator, senator tim scott. he will be congressman now from south carolina. the first black in the united states senate and will be the only african-american in the united states senate. the first black from the south since 1901. that's the good news. bad news is he has every bit as tea party crazy as jim demint whose place he takes in the senate. we'll bring you more about that and a whole lot more but first here's the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. president obama has another light day on his schedule today. just an afternoon meeting with defense secretary leon panetta. that's after a new fiscal cliff offer is now on the table showing he and speaker boehner could be closer to rea
. this is a team that has a very specific task, to pull together real reforms right now. that those of us who were sent here to serve the public trust can summon one tiny iota that those teachers in newtown summoned on friday. if cooperation and common sense prevail, then i'm convinced we can make a sensible and intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer, stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. >> eliot: the president focused specifically on three proposals that appeared to have significant and growing support closing the gun show loophole so that background check is required and banning assault weapons and ammunition clips. he was then asked why it didn't happen in the first team. >> this is not the first prolific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> here's where i've been, jake. i've been president of the united states in an economic crisis since the great depression. two wars, i don't think i've been on vacation. so you know, i think all of us have to do some reflexion on how we prioritize what we do here in washington. >> eliot: for more i'm
. >> absolutely. >> eliot: robert reich professor at u.c. berkeley. thank you for joining us. >> thanks, eliot. >> eliot: that's "viewpoint" for tonight. have a great [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, hey, hello everybody. it is tuesday. >> >> bill: hey, everybody. wednesday morning, december 19th. good to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv coming to you live from our nation's capitol with all of the big stories of the day all of the big news of the day on the fiscal cliff front and on the gun control front as well as what's happening in syria and other news around the current tree and around the globe. we will take your calls at 866-55-press. the president has made a big compromise, raising the tax cuts to the first $400,000 dropping the payroll tax holiday and, get this cutting social security benefits. wait a minute. i thought social security was not going to be on the table. he promised us that. has the president sold us down the river already? 0, man. lots to talk about. but first, we get the latest. today's c
was locked down. police say they arrested eight people inside, and even used a chemical spray to regain control control. outside, union supporters marched in solidarity the bill exempted unions representing police officers and firefighter. sound like shades of scott walker's wisconsin, anyone? an effort to divide the unions anyone? republicans in michigan, all of michigan control the house, the senate, the governor's office, the attorney general, the secretary of state, total control on the state level. less than two hours ago democratic state representative vicki barnett summed the outrage up on the house floor. >> what bothers me most today is that this bill was not discussed ahead of time. it was discharged on the floor then substituted on the floor. members of the unions came up to protest, and they were locked out of this building. this is their house, mr. mr. speaker. it should be allowed in the door. >> locked out. stuff pushed through on procedurally maneuvers. earlier, governor snyder made his case. >> this is an issue that i said was not on my agen
by the u.s. is a major step forward for the syrian rebels even though the president was quick to say they do not support the chaos in the country. >> there is a small element of those who oppose the assad regime that are, in fact, affiliated with al-qaeda and iraq, and we have designated them as a terrorist organization. >> joining me now to help us understand what this means in syria and the larger context of the middle east, from the hoover institution, one of the most astute observers of middle eastern politics. thank you for joining us. >> thank you very much, governor. >> eliot: is this recognition by president obama too little too late or appropriately calibrated calibrated. >> you stole my line. it's too little, too late. it doesn't matter what the obama administration is doing. we waited 21 months. 40,000 syrians were killed. thousands of syrian versus fled to turkey, iraq and jordan. many are refugees. the city has been completely leveled to the ground, and now we come, we offer this recognition, it's very lame. >> eliot: will we be in position to affect the outcome. let me
. how is he going to use it? this is yesterday, 8:23. this video shows you a lot about how president obama negotiates. >> look at where we started look at where they started. my proposal is right there in the middle. the fact that they haven't taken it yet is puzzling. >> cenk: ok. so two thoughts about that. that's just funny. i started over here. they started over here and my proposal's here. wait, where did you start? i mean that goes to how obama negotiates, every single time. what he doesn't get is it doesn't help you in a negotiation, it actually hurts you, not just getting to your policy goal, but actually even getting a deal. if you're negotiating with somebody and they keep giving you more and more, don't you just sit back and go let me see how long this lasts. >> it's been easy for the republicans so far. speaking of republicans ignoring the polls. if obama is so willing to compromise when it comes to taxes, obama is ignoring the people that reelected him. that's the main reason he got reelected. >> nancy pelosi said i consider it a strengthening of social security. >> that
. >> thanks, press. nice. bill, we're tweeting at bpshow at bp show on twitter. you can find us there. ramona agreeing saying he cannot blink! the president is doing the right thing. i'm with him 100%. naomi says over the cliff will hurt and raise taxes but wealthy and corporations will hurt more and g.o.p. will get all of the blame. and one person tweeting on what we said about your conversation with the president last night what did the president say back to you? when you told him to hold the line? >> bill: he just said okay. he didn't say as usual, bill i'll do whatever you tell me to do. >> that's what i was hoping to hear. he didn't say that. >> bill: kevin calling from chicago. good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. how are you? >> bill: i'm doing good, thank you. what's up? >> caller: bottom line is this. we all know this. social security and medicare self-funded programs, the democrats are the ones that are the protectors of that. republicans know the only way to get it modified or changed is to
and the gunman. >> cenk: this is insanity. if al-qaeda was bringing this to us, we would be in a state of complete and utter panic. if they were shooting in malls on a consistent basis. if they were shooting up movie theaters on a consistent basis. o the terrorists are here, they're doing it over and over again. instead, we're terrorizing ourselves with these guns that are rampant, that are everywhere. when are we going to say hey enough is enough. there was a shooting in new jersey. there was a shooting the day after. and there was another shooting today. when are we going to stop doing this to one other. instead of gun control throughout the country but since we're in a mall we expect that we will be shot up one day. the action training of minimum wage employees to show them how to lead them out in case of gunfire. and it helped. led to safety when she explains--he's working at lan lancome there. alan is my hero. he knew what to do. he said we need to evacuate. he took me by the hand, and he led me down through the counters down the escalator and out to safety. he's my hero because h
what are they doing to each other? don't do it! there's some chance this might not be the u.s. congress. if it was in the house of representatives, i guess they'd be going house. all right. that happened in the ukraine. not only did i enjoy that fight people climbing on one another to get into the fight i loved the quote afterwards: >> cenk: oh, i see. they're worse off than we are. let's bring in michael shure to talk about boehner and how this nonsense is shaping up. good to see you. >> i think i have a little ukrainian in me, too. >> cenk: it's cool, it's cool, man. let's start with boehner. today he came out and gave the same stonewall answer that he always does, saying hey i want low taxes for the top 2%, i don't want to raise their taxes at all. what's amazing is how similar his language is to the same things he said back in 1993 dealing with president clinton. watch that. >> we republicans are rely gated to the sidelines even though we have a solid plan ready to go to reduce the deficit a plan with no tax increases and true cuts in government spending. >> the president still has
, they call us. we are the last line of defence. narr: it's the beginning of the day at miami dade police department. sergeant manny malgor leads one of the three highly-trained units that make up the special response team. man sync: sarge. man: good late afternoon. why am i here early, sir, and you're not? narr: manny's boss, lieutenant calvin james, is srt's overall commander. mannie sync: how are you doing? everything good? good job last night, by the way. calvin: thanks, you too. you too. excellent. narr: with violent crime ever present, the city is becoming increasingly dependent on its elite police unit. calvin sync: the reason why miami dade has chosen to use srt to execute most, if not all narcotic search warrant, is because of the propensity for violence that comes with the field. usually when you deal with, with dopers, they believe in violence. they survive through violence. they're all armed. so instead of sending, or taking the risk of sending a regular detective or police officer to these places to execute these warrants, the leaders of the department understand that it will
. joining me now is michigan state representative and minority leader and former u.s. congressman from michigan mark shower who served in the michigan state legislature for 12 years. thank you both for joining us. >> you're welcome. >> my pleasure. >> eliot: mark, let me begin with you. how could this happen in michigan? this is the bluest state we get. union movement has deep roots a deep history. what explains the dynamic that suddenly a right-to-work law a label i reject, how could this law pass in michigan? >> the irony is yesterday chrysler announced $120 million investment in michigan. 115 new jobs. michigan has helped lead the economic comeback for this country in part because of historic collective bargaining agreements between the detroit three and the united autoworkers. we have a labor management partnership that works. this, as you said was about politics. it was about gutting organized labor and the irony is i work for a labor management fund connected with a laborer's union and we invest almost $5 mil
to have you with us this morning. we will tell you -- bring you up to date on all of the latest news of the day and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. and word is out this morning that roger ails told david petraeus when he was still in iraq that he should quit and run for president of the united states against barack obama and if he did so, roger ails said he would quit fox news and run his campaign. how about it. don't tell me fox news is not the broadcast arm of the republican party. that proves it! all right. we'll get into that and a whole lot more here. first we get the latest current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. so far the president seems to be staying strong when it comes to taxes. as you all know by now house republicans sent in a fiscal cliff counter offer yesterday but the white house is calling it no good. i want to give you an idea of where the two sides stand right now. boehner's new plan would raise $2.2 trill
people in the u.s. and caused billions of dollars of damage. unless you live in one of the affected areas you probably think things are back to norm. but that's because the media is barely cleaning up the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone becaus
to negotiate to stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. vice president biden picks up the road show today. he is having lunch with some people but where and exactly with whom has yet to be made public. it has gotten more than a hundred thousand stories from people talking about how the tax incries would affect their families. there is a second round of advertisements today pushing lawmakers to not just make a deal, but to make a deal that protects social benefit programs. >> if the politicians in washington negotiate a bad deal on the bucket and deficit, what do you think will happen to medicare and medicaid benefits. >> it stars two senator and two republican reps. cnn reports the labor unions are spending more than a half of million dollars on this round of spots. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are w
're thrilled to have you with us. >> thank you great to be with you, eliot my pleasure. >> how do you want jim deminute's departure from the senate? is this reflective of the tea party on the run chasing money does he believe he can leverage this position into greater power? >> i think senator demint clearly sees that the tea party is not a growth industry. i mean, he had an election that just passed that did not see the ranks of tea party members expand the senate candidates that he expected to be very likery to join him in the senate were rejected in red states by the voters who simply know that extremism is just not the way that we need to go forward in getting our economy turned around, in reducing our deficit in creating jobs. so i think when jim deminute looked around, he looked and saw a future where he would be standing by himself very often and likely face ago dwindling even greater dwindling number of tea party advocates and allies. i think he headed for the doors because he thinks that probably, as he said, the only way he's going to have a significant impact is through a think tank
for joining us. >> thank you for having me j that's "viewpoint" for tonight. i'll see you here tomorrow. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, hey, hello everybody. bill hey, good morning everybody. welcome to the full-court press here on current tv this tuesday morning, december 11. getting close to that big day of christmas. but i'm not sure we're any closer to a deal to escape going over the fiscal cliff. good to see you this morning. welcome again to the program. and we welcome your calls at 1-866-55-press. in other big news, the supreme court has decided to hear two cases on marriage equality but why even bother to hold a hearing? hey, there's no doubt about it. under the constitution, it is wrong to discriminate against anybody for any reason. so, of course, gays and lesbians have every right under the constitution to marry each other. there is no doubt about it. we'll talk more about that today and a whole lot of other issues but first, we get the latest. here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson sta
over half of all semi-automatic rifles sold every year including the one that was used in the newtown massacre. the california teacher a pension fund has about $751 million invested in the company that is responsible for that, cerberus. late yesterday a spokesman for the fund told the sacramento beat that the pension fund was considering pulling its investment out of cerberus, saying "events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus. so facing that kind of clout cerberus announced at 1:00 a.m. this morning that it would sell freedom group and it would return the proceeds to investors. the company said -- cerberus said "it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. as a firm, we are investors not statesmen or policy
, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ theme ♪ ] [ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: all right. 30 days now before we tumble off of the fiscal cliff. will john boehner get out of the way and let us avoid another fiscal crisis? hey, good morning, everybody. what do you say? here we go. on a great big monday monday december 3rd, good to see you today. hope you had a good weekend and watched some good football got maybe some holiday shopping christmas shopping. a lot of people around here in the eastern market neighborhood of capitol hill buying their christmas trees. i saw them all day saturday all day sunday loading x-rays trees on top of the cars going home, carrying them home to deck raid the x-rays -- decorate the christmas trees. lots to talk about this morning here around the country, around the globe, around here in washington, d.c. we will bring you up to date on the latest to let you know what's going on, but most importantly, give you a chance to
to dinner with your wife and children and drone strike heads destroy us all. who is the terrorist. >> cenk: we have a former c.i.a. agent on the show tonight and she'll explain that the scene is shockingly realistic. how much did sheldon adelson spend on this election? >> cenk: shooting his girlfriend and then going down the stadium and shooting himself as well. we'll give you more details on that in a second. what everyone is talking about is bob costas' reaction during the sunday night football game. first he started out unobjectible, poignant and he usually is. >> in the aftermath of the unphattible eventsunfathomable events in kansas city. this really puts everything in perspective. if so that perspective has a short shelf life since we'll hear about the perspective we'll regain the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. those who need tragedies to recalibrate their sense of proportion with sports would seem to have little hope of truly achieving perspective. >> cenk: i love that. it goes beyond saying he's right, this gives us perspective, and then we forget that lesson. but
the details when we come back. then tommy chung joins us. they're about to legalize marijuana. >> do you have narcotics or marijuana in here. >> not any more. >> even in the transcripts they said i am in here because did i these movies. >> cenk: then the elbow of the day. you're going to be shocked to find out that it's on a republican's head find out later in the program. [ piano plays ] troy polamalu's going deeper. ♪ ♪ and so is head & shoulders deep clean. [ male announcer ] with 7 benefits it goes deep to remove grease, gunk and flakes. deep. like me. [ male announcer ] head & shoulders deep clean for men. ♪ ♪ (vo) now, it's your turn. (vo) connect with the young turks with cenk uygur. >> it's go time. >> cenk: recently 112 people died in a factory in bangladesh. walmart said they had nothing to do with it and could not have prevented it. that turned out not to be exactly true. >> this is a perfect example of what happens when there is lag of regulation. "abc news" has more on this story 12,347. >> the fire broke out on a ground floor. workers were working for t
look at our current gun laws. >> obama: in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators. in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage that the politics are too hard? are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is some how the price of our freedom? >> eliot: while the president remained vague noticeably excluding the word "gun" from his speech, other legislators were more precise about what needs to be done. >> i'm going to introduce in the senate and the same bill will be introduced in the house a bill to ban assault weapons. >> i don't know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody who needs 30 rounds in the clipping to hunting. i mean, these are things that need to be talked about. >> eliot: whe
. today the brady campaign to prevent gun violence held a press conference in front of the u.s. capitol featuring families whose lives have been affected by gun violence in an effort to make the emotional case for gun control. one of the speakers was a father whose son was in the hallway of sandy hook when the shooting began and was fortunately saved by heroic teacher. >> i'm andre i'm father of bear nikachuk, my son miraculously survived the shooting. every time something like columbine, virginia tech or aurora are happening i would avert my eyes and i will still think something will be done. but all those beliefs were shattered on friday. let's stop these partisan division. it is not a partisan issue. it is an issue of safety of our children. >> eliot: echoing that powerful sentiment in an op-ed today, representative sheila jackson lee wrote that congress needs to pass stricter gun laws immediately, writing and i quote... >> eliot: for more, i'm joined by congresswoman sheila jackson lee, democrat of texas. th
nation's capitol. >> that's where you find us right here on capitol hill. we will tell you what's happening in our nation's capitol and give you a chance to get involved in the conversation at 866-55-press. how about a big news today? south carolina's jim demint announced he is going to resign from the senate to head the heritage foundation. that is good news not senate. at a time gets rid of one of the most whacko extremist members of the senate. bad news for the heritage foundation because they are going to be known as just a bunch of right-wing extremists. we will find out about that. first let's check in with lisa ferguson with this morning's current news update. >> good morning, everyone. happy friday. the president has a pretty light day on his schedule today, just a morning meeting with his advisors and this afternoon, he will sign into law the child protection act of 2012. now, that law protects children against child pornography, sexual abuse and sex trafficking by giving law enforcement more power to protect those victims and to go after sex
and said i have got your back. is this a different president than we have been used to seeing? >> we heard the president crystal clear thursday following the election about how important he thought it was for everybody to pay their fair share so we can get this country back to work and get the economy sped up. and i think he was planning to come to michigan before governor snyder switched up on us. i think this was an assault on any part of workers to have a place, through an organization to speak with a united voice. >> it seems to me in listening to what karl levin was saying, and this delegation asked him to not sign it, hear more about it that snyder is beginning to see the gravity of this situation. whatever comes to me i'm going to votto or pass or sign. it is not that kind of legislation. this has far-ranging appeal. do you see a different side of snyder coming out of this meeting? >> i don't know. i am curious about the side of snyder this flipped next week when he said after promising that he would never sign this legislation, he went public and said he
, that this was going to happen, and it was like banging my head against the wall. i remember i used to go down to the flint city council meetings and i would -- i would just have one or two friends with me trying to tell them look general motors has a master plan, and that plan is to move as much production out of here and take it to mexico and other countries, and you guys have got to get it with here, because this is a one-industry town and if this goes we all go. and instead i was attacked by a number of people. why did you make that film and make flint look bad? well, i'm just showing what general motors has done to flint. and at that time, remember in 1989, we had only lost 30,000 jobs, only lost -- we still had 50,000 jobs. and you came in and very heroically tried to put your finger in a number of the dikes that were springing all of this water, but it was a flood -- >> jennifer: it was a flood, but the problem is right, that we got now -- we now potentially have an administration in washington that cares about keeping manufacturing jobs in the united states. b
. >> cenk: and mark thompson will give us his expertise of climate change among other topics, the climate change a little bit later, but i want to start with budget proposal. president obama came up with a new proposal. it's the same as the old proposal. you know why? the republicans did not have a new one. all right i'll resubmit it for you. $1.6 trillion in tax increases over ten years. $50 billion in immediate stimulus spending. he was rubbing their nose in it, yeah i want more stimulus. how do you like me now. no congressional votes to raise for debt ceiling and $400 billion in long-term savings from medicare. republicans, conservatives oh, they're we side be side themselves. >> the proposal delivered by secretary geithner was not a serious proposal. >> it was not a serious proposal. >> we got to get serious here. >> serious decisions. >> say it isn't so, mr. speaker. >> serious matter. we're being serious. this is not a serious offer. >> this is an insulting deal. >> this is not a game. >> i'm not trying to make this difficult. >> that offer yesterday was simply not serious. we're no
that with rupert. >> i think bankrolling is the big boss. the big boss is bankrolling it. the rest of us are going to be your in-house. >> okay. >> we're all set. >> cenk: yeah, they're all set. they were ready to go, man. they have this little thing hatched up. they send in somebody to "interview" him and give him what they would like. it's amazing. it's amazing. and then if doesn't just go one way. it goes both ways. petraeus was also asked what would you like us to do on fox news? watch. >> i love roger. >> i know, and he loves you. and i'm supposed to say directly from him to you through me is first of all is there anything that fox is doing right or wrong that you want to tell us to do differently. >> cenk: all right, so apparently they're willing to take orders from petraeus as well. so now we've got a lot more for you on this, but let me start by--let me go to romney, too. while i'm rolling let's keep on going. the guy who did run for president was mitt romney. and he's now being followed around in california by tmz among other folks. they spotted him at a costco. he has glasses on, a hat o
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